2 LeT terrorists including Uzair Khan encircled in Kokernag encounter: Police

Jammu: The search operation, which was put on a halt for the night, has resumed in the vast forest area of Gadool in Kokernag village of Anantnag district, and the terrorists have been encircled, police said Thursday.

An official said that search operation resumed on Thursday morning, and efforts are on to trace the hiding terrorists.

He said drones and helicopters have been deployed to find hiding terrorists. Police said that forces had encircled two LeT Terrorists, including Uzair Khan, who on Wednesday killed a senior police official, an army colonel, and a major.

“In solemn tribute to the unwavering valor of Col Manpreet Singh,Major Ashish Dhonak &DSP Humayun Bhat, who laid down their lives leading from the front during this ongoing operation. Our forces persist with unwavering resolve as they encircle 2 LET terrorists including Uzair Khan.” Police said in a post on ‘X’

Notably, on Wednesday, Colonel Manpreet Singh, who was the commanding officer of 19 RR, Major Aashish Dhonchak, and DySP Humayun Bhat, the son of former DIG Kashmir Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, were killed during the initial exchange of fire